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2 drone or not 2 drone?

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Cheers@Weathercam. I have to admit, while it's been cool to get some decent videos and photos using this method, it has a big effect on my enjoyment of the ride. I remove the sticks and put the controller either in the top of my pack or down the front of my jacket (held up by the waist strap of my pack). While I've never actually had a problem, you're very aware that any accidental control inputs could easily cause the drone to crash or to fly out of range, especially if you were to take a fall. On top of that, you feel under pressure to ride the line as quickly as possible, both to look half-decent on video and to reduce the risk of the drone battery running low.

When you're riding challenging terrain and are maybe already a little stressed, the extra stress and the disruption of your focus really doesn't help. I've been unhappy with my own riding at times this winter (I may have been out as many as 100 days, but I've probably done fewer turns than I'd normally do in the first couple of weeks and I've really been feeling like I'm struggling for flow at times) and could really do without the distraction. Not getting to be insta-famous aside, it's a lot more fun to film a friend riding, then pack the drone away and enjoy the line yourself. Or claim that you need to go down first "to get a better angle".... Twisted Evil

It would be really good to be able to lock the controller, so that no inputs are sent to the drone at all until you unlock it. That way you could put it away in your pack and forget about it. Seems like an obvious and easy-to-implement feature, but I guess I can see safety reasons not to have it. There are stick-lockers available from 3rd parties which physically block the sticks, but that still doesn't really solve the problem as jostling the controller could still easily trigger the return-to-home or auto-land commands or, god forbid, stop recording....
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@stevomcd, really nice video!
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
kitenski wrote:
bit of an epic fail from DJI Air 2S Active Track system!! 8 mins is probably the most interesting bit!


http://youtube.com/v/pUsFGWpirGg


Thanks for that. No doubt the cold and polluted canal water makes him speak like Donald Duck. He lost his GoPro 9 diving to retrieve his dead DJI, an expensive day.
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@stevomcd
Great video! Now dji 2s with 5k, and everybody expect mavic 3 to be 6k or 8k, so the panning will be more practical in term of field of view.

I had fly away case with dji spark, few years ago, I opened case with dji, uploaded all logs and surprisingly they sent me replacement (this all took about 2 months).
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
@WASHOUT,

You may wish to check things furst, as cat skiing operators may not allow you to fly drones in their area. I've seen signs in USA or Canadian ski areas saying that their use isn't permitted.
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Good point bergmeister. Tbh I think its more faff than worth but the trip would most likely be Eastern Europe so I would think less red tape there than north America.
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Bergmeister wrote:
... You may wish to check things furst, as cat skiing operators may not allow you to fly drones in their area. ...
Covered on page one in detail.
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
My Mavic Air has stopped working. Something wrong with motor / propellor according to the error message. Goes up but then stops and drops like a fly. I was lucky not to lose it. Sent a message to DJI and waiting for feedback...
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BobinCH wrote:
My Mavic Air has stopped working. Something wrong with motor / propellor according to the error message. Goes up but then stops and drops like a fly. I was lucky not to lose it. Sent a message to DJI and waiting for feedback...


I had this exact fault with my Mavic Air after a takeoff from a salty and dry car park - it was dust getting into the motors, I sprayed sparingly with compressed air and must have released the debris.
Mavic now back to normal but it took some time for me to get my confidence back in the drone.
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Grinning wrote:
BobinCH wrote:
My Mavic Air has stopped working. Something wrong with motor / propellor according to the error message. Goes up but then stops and drops like a fly. I was lucky not to lose it. Sent a message to DJI and waiting for feedback...


I had this exact fault with my Mavic Air after a takeoff from a salty and dry car park - it was dust getting into the motors, I sprayed sparingly with compressed air and must have released the debris.
Mavic now back to normal but it took some time for me to get my confidence back in the drone.


Thanks for the tip. Shouldn’t be too dusty as has only been out in the snow recently but will try with the missus hairdryer. I knew there must be a good use for that overpriced Dyson Very Happy
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